Food is love! It is somewhat of a mantra…at least around our household. The care we place upon gathering up a meal in our home borders on the absurd to most. Yes, we sweat the details. From where, how and by whom our locally grown food is produced to the way we season and even how we plate the food. Food blogging peculiarities aside, we lavish our food with love!
Feeding those you love is one of the ultimate signs of caring. Not only are you nurturing your loved ones nutritionally, you are also feeding their soul and showing them you are willing to take the time for their well being. This sentiment extends out beyond your immediate household. We often entertain guests in our home and one of the first thoughts on our minds in menu selection. Painstaking care is shown to those who sit at our tables, whether be it a holiday gathering, special event, or just a simple meal shared over great conversations.
Nothing says “I Love you” like a full belly and a glad heart!
Here is a great little recipe to share with your loved ones this Valentines Day. The love of my life just happens to be out of town on business this week and I can’t wait to cook her up some loving!
P.S. I Love you Baby!
Apple Pie Griddle Cakes with Caramelized Apples, Walnuts and Caramel Cinnamon Cappuccino Mascarpone
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 baking apples, sliced
3 large organic, free range eggs
½ cup milk
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon of salt
Preheat oven to 400º F. In a large ovenproof skillet (see Note) over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add apples and sauté until slightly tender, 6 to 7 minutes.
In a medium bowl, whisk eggs. Add milk, flour, baking powder, and salt and whisk until blended. Pour egg mixture over apples. Bake until puffed and golden, about 18 minutes.
Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve topped with caramel cinnamon cappuccino mascarpone and a sprinkle of cinnamon and powdered sugar.
*NOTE: A Black cast-iron skillet works well.
Caramel Cinnamon Cappuccino Mascarpone
8 oz. Mascarpone Cheese, at room temp
2 tablespoons instant caramel cappuccino powder
2 teaspoons sugar
¼ teaspoon roasted Saigon cinnamon
In a medium blending bowl, place mascarpone, cappuccino powder, sugar and cinnamon. Whip with a wire whisk in the mixer for about 3 minutes until all ingredients are well mixed, mascarpone should be peaking. Chill and serve.